August 11, 2015


Seeking Five More Teams for OLLI Trivia Night

Trivia Teaser #8

Grab a Spot on an OLLI Regional Trip This Fall!

Music Lessons for Adults and Kids

PAWAC Presents: "Can the World Prevent Genocide?"

Keep Up with OLLI

Seeking Five More Teams for OLLI Trivia Night


We are excited about our inaugural trivia night - but we need to see five more tables to make the event a "go."  Please spread the word to your friends, neighbors, and family, and let's make this event a success!

Join your OLLI friends for a fun night of trivia, emceed by WMBD 1470-AM radio personalities Dan DiOrio and Greg Batton.

You may sign up as an individual or couple and we'll place you at a table, or if you already have a group of 8 in mind, you can sign up as a ready-made team.

Here's how it works: teams of 8 compete in 8 rounds of questions, with each round pertaining to one of the following categories: Music and Entertainment, History and Political Science, Community Awareness, Literature, Topical/Pop Culture, Religion and Philosophy, STEM, and Bradley University/OLLI History.

No prior trivia knowledge needed!  Just sign up to support OLLI on this fun, relaxing and entertaining evening.  Proceeds will be used to build funds to help OLLI continue its tradition of unique, high quality, engaging, and educational programming.

Cost : $45 per person includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, coffee, tea and water and a spot at a table of 8 to compete on a trivia team. $360 for a table of 8.

Click here to register or call the office at 677-3900 for more information.

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Trivia Teaser #8

Due to an error in last week's  newsletter, in which the same question appeared for the second week in a row, this week we will select two winners for Trivia Teaser 8.  Both winners will receive a Correct Answer Pass to use on Trivia Night.

In anticipation of OLLI's Trivia Night Fundraiser on Friday, August 28, we will be awarding weekly prizes to the winning answers for Trivia Teaser sample questions!  

For these final three weeks leading up to the fundraiser, each winner will receive a "Correct Answer Pass" that their team can use for an automatic correct answer at the Trivia Night Fundraiser!


How to Play:
1. Read the Trivia Teaser question below.

2. Email your answer to Elly at BEFORE 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 13.  Please make sure the subject line of your email is titled as follows: Trivia Teaser 8
**Please note-- One entry per person per week.

3. Each winner will be randomly selected.  The winner will be notified via email by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday.  Just for this week, two winners will be selected.

4. Check back the following week-- you can play as many times as you'd like!

Trivia Teaser 8: Robert Bakker was a famous scientist.  What was his field of study?

To the last question, "What novel begins with this question: 'Who is John Galt?'" the answer was "Atlas Shrugged."  Thanks to all who participated-- either once or twice!

To register online for the OLLI Trivia Night Fundraiser on Friday, August 28, please click here.

Grab a Spot on an OLLI Regional Trip This Fall!

Art Institute of Chicago (Activity Level 3)
Wednesday, September 9
6:00 a.m. - 6:30 a.m.

Get acquainted - or reacquainted - with the Art Institute of Chicago when we spend a day admiring the collection of the second-largest art museum in the United States.  We'll explore the Modern Wing, a 264,000 square-foot addition designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, and its amazing selection of contemporary art.  In addition, participants will enjoy a keynote lecture in Rubloff Auditorium, experience docent-led presentations in front of many of the museum's masterpieces, and watch artist demonstrations throughout the museum.  Jean Gronewold, a painter, teacher, and frequent OLLI instructor, will join us to enhance our experience of the exhibitions.

$119 - includes museum admission, lecture, gallery talks, presentations, lunch, snacks, and charter coach transportation

University of Illinois: Behind the Scenes (Activity Level 3)
Thursday, September 24
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

We'll spend the day exploring the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, experience behind-the-scenes tours in several departments, and learn fascinating historical information from OLLI's favorite Champaign-area step-on docent, Dick McGuire.  During the day, we'll visit Blue Waters, one of the largest supercomputers used by scientists and engineers across the world to study Alzheimer's disease, tornadoes, earthquakes, and colliding galaxies.  We will also tour Memorial Stadium, built in 1923 in honor of those who gave their lives for their country during World War I.  The tour will include various areas of the stadium, press box, and premium seating areas.  We will also get a behind-the-scenes tour of the football field (including the player weight room and locker room if available).  Throughout the day, Dick will accompany us to provide insight about changes and updates to the campus and area historical landmarks.

$89 - includes tours, presentations, lunch, gratuities, snacks, and charter coach transportation

To register online for Fall Learning Trips, please click here.


Music Lessons for Adults and Kids
Bradley University invites OLLI members to give the gift of music - to themselves or a young person!

For Adults.   If you have ever dreamed of learning how to play the piano or guitar; or if you would simply like to rekindle your interest in playing one of these instruments, then you will find the perfect fit through Bradley's Music Lessons for Adults program.  Offering private piano lessons and group classical guitar lessons, this program gives you the opportunity to learn at your level!

For Young People.   Give the gift of music to a young person - perhaps to your grandchild.  Music Preparatory School for Youth offers private piano and semi-private classical guitar instruction for Central Illinois youth.  Led by Bradley faculty experienced in teaching music to children, Music Prep offers preparatory-level instruction through an innovative, child-focused curriculum.

Lessons are forming now for the fall semester, so visit the website for the Music Preparatory School for Youth where additional details are available - including pricing and registration information.  All lessons are offered in the studios in Constance Hall at Bradley University.

For more information about music lessons at Bradley University:
Call Debbie Devine at 309-677-2820
Email Debbie Devie at
View the websites:

PAWAC Presents: "Can the World Prevent Genocide?"
The Peoria Area World Affairs Council (PAWAC) presents "Can the World Prevent Genocide?" with Keith Porter, President and CEO of the Stanley Foundation of Muscatine, Iowa.  

The event will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2015, at the Illinois Valley Yacht Club in Peoria Heights.  This event is open to the public and features an optional dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The presentation will commence at 7:00 p.m.

Even in today's globalized world, barbaric acts of genocide and mass atrocities still occur.  Why and what can be done to end this scourge?  This presentation will cover a brief history of mass political violence as well as the international community's ongoing effort to halt current genocides and prevent new ones long before they occur.  

Tickets for the dinner and presentation are $30.00 for PAWAC members and students; $35.00 for the general public.  Registration forms are available on the PAWAC website:  Dinner reservations must be made in advance no later than Monday, August 17.

Tickets for the presentation at 7:00 p.m. are $10.00 for PAWAC members; $15.00 for the general public.  All students may attend the program portion of the evening for free with their student ID.  Advance notice for those only attending the presentation is appreciated via

For additional information, contact the PAWAC at 309-677-2454 or email  Information is also available via 
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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
 is an organization at Bradley University whose members share a common goal:  to remain vital and active in their late career and post-career lives.

Consisting of nearly 1,100 people ages 50+, OLLI members come from all backgrounds and educational levels.  Together they enjoy a diverse collection of year-round programs including non-credit classes, educational travel, study groups, cinema, and lectures.

To learn more about OLLI, please visit